Augustine was a Baptist preacher. At one time he was arrested and confined in the jail at Richmond, Virginia, for preaching to the British soldiers; His persistance threatened to get him shot. Shortly after being discharged from the Army of the American Revolution, Augustine, a minister, left Virginia in 1784 with a party of emigants desiring to settle in Kentucky. The wife of General James Taylor was with the Eastin party. Another large party of emigrants caught up with them one evening, and they were encouraged to band with his group, as Eastin`s party had seen signs that Indians were near and might attack. Sentries would be posted. The other party dismissed the warning, but later that night, more than 40 emigrants were killed and/or scalped. Augustine Eastins party apparently made it safely to Kentucky. Augustine was witness to the wills of Andrew Barton (drawn 06/16/1829, wife Jane), Jesse Bowles (drawn 03/29/1820), and Nathaniel Parish (drawn 04/13/1810).
Father: Thomas EASTIN +e b: 1725 in Devonshire, England
Mother: Sarah WHITLOCK +e b: 1728 in Scotland
Marriage 1 Mary Sally FORD b: OCT 1755 in Bourbon Co., KY
Marriage 2 Judith CROUCH b: 17 JUL 1764 in Paris, Bourbon Co., KY
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